Comparing a shooter to a scorer is like comparing Beyonce to the character Elaine on Seinfeld. There’s quality and then there’s quantity. Pick your poison.
Wilt Chamberlain was not a shooter, but he certainly could score. Allen Iverson is a career 43 percent shooter who several times shot below 40 percent during his 14 year career in the NBA. But, boy, could he fill it up.
There may not be a regular NBA season in 2011 due to a work stoppage. But, rest assured, there will be a draft in June and teams are actively searching for shooters they hope will be scorers in their quest for the ultimate prize, a championship ring.
Not every low percentage shooter is an NBA bust. And not every high percentage scorer becomes an impact player. When a team considers who the best shooters are, they have to look at the end results. Does the player shoot well only from inside the paint? Or, can they fill it up from anywhere?
This year’s draft has a number of players who can shoot and score. Calling them the best means they get the job done and help their team win. This year’s NCAA Player of the year, Jimmer Fredette, has been shooting and scoring for as long as he’s been able to walk.
Wondering who else will follow him into the draft as a great shooter? Take a look, the results are sure to surprise you.